Movie Nights: Enchanted

Our first Friday movie nights of the year! I'm glad we decided to watch this lighthearted movie instead of the serious ones. A good way to start the year, yeah?

Enchanted is about a cartoon Princess who was thrown down a magic portal to a place where there is no happily ever by an evil Queen in order to keep her stepson (The Prince) single and thus remain queen.

Yup, your typical fairy tale. This is another one of Disney's Princesses actually, because this movie is a Disney movie. And a musical as well.

But for me the real fun (and laughter) started from the time she appeared in New York city. There are just so many things that are so cliché, and if you've grown up with fairy tales, you'll get the jokes and the references.

The woman who played Giselle, the soon-to-be Princess, Amy Adams, was perfect for the role. She was very believable and she sings well too.

James Marsden who played the role of Prince Edward, was as charming and dimwitted as a prince should be. Queen Narissa's henchman Nathaniel, was played by Timothy Spall, the actor who played Peter Pettigrew (aka Wormtail) in Harry Potter, whilst Susan Sarandon was the Queen in all her evil glory.

Mr McDreamy, Patrick Dempsey was the cynical divorce lawyer Robert, who took Giselle into his apartment despite believing that she is a little crazy. He has a daughter named Morgan and a girlfriend who he's about to proposed marriage to.

Patrick Dempsey looks different in this movie. It was either his hair or they did something to his eyes. But something is definitely different. But I digress.

Who can resist a Disney Princess, yeah? To cut it short, all of them lived happily ever after :p

I like this movie. I'd watch it again and I'm including this title to my DVD wishlist. If you can still catch it in the theater near you, I'd recommend you to do so. You'll enjoy it as much as we did. But be in a look out for these cameos:
  • Paige O'Hara, who provided the voice of Belle in Beauty & The Beast, was casts as the Soap Opera character, Angela
  • Jodi Benson, who provided the voice of Ariel in the Little Mermaid, was casts as Sam, Robert's secretary
  • Judy Kuhn, who provided the voice of Pocahontas, was the pregnant woman with kids that Prince Edward met while he was looking for Giselle in an apartment complex
Cool eh?